Hotwire Reveals Canadian Hotel Rate Report for November 2012

Hotels are Pricing More Competitively this Year as the Winter Season 
Approaches, Creating Big Savings in Cities Across the Country 
SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 20, 2012 /CNW/ -®, a leading discount travel 
site, today announced the results of the November 2012 Hotwire® Canadian 
Hotel Rate Report, which features the top five cities in Canada where hotel 
rates have dropped the most. When combined with Hotwire's already discounted 
prices, the Hotel Rate Report helps guide customers to the destinations that 
can maximize their travel dollars. 
For the second consecutive month, Moncton leads the savings list with an eight 
percent price drop. Hotels here have recently added inventory on sites like 
Hotwire creating more price competition that's bringing winter visitors more 
options and better savings. The Hub City offers a host of theatrical events, 
museums and shopping for travellers seeking an array of experiences. Whether 
it's a night at the Atlantic Ballet Theatre, a stop at an ÉCONOMUSÉE for 
some pottery spinning or a visit to catch the twice daily Tidal Bore, Moncton 
has something for everyone. 
Next up, Regina joins the list for the first time in Canadian Rate Report 
history, coming in second with a seven percent price drop. Although chilly 
this time of year, the capital city of Saskatchewan is home to Wascana Lake, a 
popular spot for ice skaters in the winter, as well as the Royal Canadian 
Mounted Police Training Academy Grounds. 
Whistler is on the list for the fourth consecutive month, moving up one spot 
to third place with a six percent drop. This mountain town is late in its 
shoulder season and approaching its peak winter months. Yet, hoteliers there 
are increasing their online inventory and as such, they're aggressively 
pricing to attract travelers. However, the low prices aren't expected to last 
once the snow kicks in and winter sport enthusiasts flock to the town, so if 
folks are thinking about a visit, they should book soon for savings. 
Charlottetown returns to the list for the fifth consecutive month, this time 
in fourth with a five percent drop, and Toronto appears for the first time 
since May 2012 with a three percent price drop. Canada's largest city didn't 
get as much traffic from the U.S. this month due to the big political 
elections, and although citywide events may cause prices to rise in late 
November, they are expected to drop again come December. 
Hotwire is able to find great deals because it works with hotels, airlines and 
car rental companies to fill unsold inventory. This means customers can find 
incredibly low deals on Hotwire, especially in cities like those on the Hotel 
Rate Report where prices are unseasonably low. 
When compared to the same time last year, the top five hotel price reductions 
for August 2012 include: 
|Rank|Hotel Market      |Price Drop|Example of a Current|Hotwire Deal,|
|    |                  |          |                    |CAD$/Night   |
|1   |Moncton, NB       |-8%       |3.5-star            |$111         |
|2   |Regina, SK        |-7%       |3-star              |$108         |
|3   |Whistler, BC      |-6%       |4-star              |$121         |
|4   |Charlottetown, PEI|-5%       |3-star              |$107         |
|5   |Toronto, ON       |-3%       |3.5-star            |$96          |
"With hotels across the country bringing more of their inventory to sites like 
Hotwire and pricing more competitively, we're seeing new value destinations 
emerge like Regina, as well as big discounts in ever-popular destinations like 
Whistler," said Pierre-Etienne Chartier, vice president of the Hotwire Group. 
"What this means for the traveller is better deals, more options and the 
opportunity to take more trips." 
About the Hotwire Hotel Rate Report 
The Hotwire Hotel Rate Report will run results during the first week of each 
month. Results are calculated by looking at Hotwire stay dates for select 
regions in the current month, and comparing prices in the current month 
against Hotwire prices in the same month in the prior year. Prices are 
compared within the same star rating categories for consistency, and the 
percent change in price for each region is generated as an overall average of 
the changes in those categories. The prices in the chart above are examples 
for a particular star rating category within that market, and actual prices 
may be higher or lower than the example that is provided. 
About Hotwire is a leading discount travel site with low rates on 
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Launched in 2000, Hotwire, Inc. obtains deep discounts from its travel 
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